1st real Self Portraits

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  1. er111a

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    thoughts :)
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    I like the first 1, but not into the half face idea on the other one's. Think you shoulda tried maybe some sideviews or other perspectives than just strait on.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Vertical (portrait) orientation would have better suited to these photos. I'm guessing from the framing and the lens used these were handheld out in front of yourself?
     
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    Maybe?
     
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    you should shave.
     
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    really helpful :er:
    No I had it on a tripod with a remote
    just did haha
     
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    no joke, i thought you were 12 years old because of the way you talk and act on this board. i was surprised to see facial hair.
     
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    +1

    You look like a kickboxer of some sort.


    I like the high contrast of the shot, and black and white works well.
    as said, #1 is really the only one that works though

    the rest just look like misfires, if you played with the lighting a bit it could work (make it so the face falls into shadow thus leaving sense of mystery.)
     
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    hint hint... try rotating the camera 90 degrees. I think a vertical crop on #1 could look pretty cool.

    I like the raw look of the images (keep the facial hair), but I don't like the shallow DOF. The ghost image around the out of focus areas is really annoying.
     
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    Yeah, it would have been really helpful. Shot #1, without your chin amputated, would have been a fascinating close-up, gritty look at you, but instead, we see an amputated head floating on no visible means of support...with your neck in the frame, the first self-portrait would have been a worthy, Chuck-Close Daguerrotype portraits done in the neorealisitic style, like the recent ones done of Brad Pitt for W magazine. Your camera orientation is diluting the shots down to water. So, I opened PS, made a rectangle, and created that frame,expressly for YOU. I might start making more of them, since your mistake is so,so,so common among untrained shooters.

    Chuck Close shoots Brad Pitt: Celebrities: Wmagazine.com

    By orienting the camera as a horizontal, you botched all the shots...
     
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    why the anger?
     
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    I am 17!! haha
     

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